Stacey Ferguson was only six-years-old when he established his independence on Memorial Day weekend back in 1956. The declaration introduced unavoidable changes. Staking a claim on his freedom gave him time to think, and in doing so, made him keenly aware of his flaws, his surroundings, his desires, even what he sought from a simple kiss. Four years later in 1960, he met a girl his same age on the exact anniversary of that development. Arlene Rogers became the best friend he ever had. She was Stacey's confidant and liaison, and he became hers. They stayed that way until life took them different directions in 1968 at age eighteen, which poses the question- Why?